Wolves

Author: L. David Mech
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226516981
Size: 63.14 MB
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Wolves from the Author: L. David Mech. Wolves are some of the world's most charismatic and controversial animals, capturing the imaginations of their friends and foes alike. Highly intelligent and adaptable, they hunt and play together in close-knit packs, sometimes roaming over hundreds of square miles in search of food. Once teetering on the brink of extinction across much of the United States and Europe, wolves have made a tremendous comeback in recent years, thanks to legal protection, changing human attitudes, and efforts to reintroduce them to suitable habitats in North America. As wolf populations have rebounded, scientific studies of them have also flourished. But there hasn't been a systematic, comprehensive overview of wolf biology since 1970. In Wolves, many of the world's leading wolf experts provide state-of-the-art coverage of just about everything you could want to know about these fascinating creatures. Individual chapters cover wolf social ecology, behavior, communication, feeding habits and hunting techniques, population dynamics, physiology and pathology, molecular genetics, evolution and taxonomy, interactions with nonhuman animals such as bears and coyotes, reintroduction, interactions with humans, and conservation and recovery efforts. The book discusses both gray and red wolves in detail and includes information about wolves around the world, from the United States and Canada to Italy, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, and Mongolia. Wolves is also extensively illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, maps, and fifty color plates. Unrivalled in scope and comprehensiveness, Wolves will become the definitive resource on these extraordinary animals for scientists and amateurs alike. “An excellent compilation of current knowledge, with contributions from all the main players in wolf research. . . . It is designed for a wide readership, and certainly the language and style will appeal to both scientists and lucophiles alike. . . . This is an excellent summary of current knowledge and will remain the standard reference work for a long time to come.”—Stephen Harris, New Scientist “This is the place to find almost any fact you want about wolves.”—Stephen Mills, BBC Wildlife Magazine

History Of Wolves

Author: Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802189776
Size: 61.70 MB
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History Of Wolves from the Author: Emily Fridlund. “So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides!”—Aimee Bender Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn’t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do—and fail to do—for the people they love. Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund’s propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.

The Wolves

Author: Alex Berenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698407466
Size: 43.49 MB
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The Wolves from the Author: Alex Berenson. CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businesmman walk away from a crime in this novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it’s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn’t want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own...and the wolves are closing in.

Wolves

Author: Penny Clarke
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 9781904642244
Size: 13.86 MB
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Wolves from the Author: Penny Clarke. This is an entertaining series investigating the more grisly aspects of natural history. Each title is full of facts written in an accessible question and answer format and fits into the guidelines for Key Stage 2.

Wolves

Author: Karen Wallace
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780199105649
Size: 30.84 MB
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Wolves from the Author: Karen Wallace. Oxford Reds is our first major superseries for newly confident readers. Each book is on a real-life subject, with a simple lively text and richly coloured, realistic illustrations. Many are written by well-known children's writers. Each one is written by an author who communicates enthusiasm, passion and understanding for the subject. Approved by educational experts, Oxford Reds contain clear type, simple sentence structures, information boxes, contents pages, alphabetical glossaries, and parents' and teacher's notes. These books will appeal particularly to the beginner reader who prefers factual information to a story. The series is planned to launch with 12 titles in 2000 followed by 8 per year. Other subjects include: Sharks; Snakes; Frogs and Toads; Dogs; Rockets; Dinosaurs; Spiders; Whales. Karen Wallace was born in Canada and now lives with her husband in Herefordshire. They have two sons. Karen has worked in publishing as an editor and in publicity. She hashad a large number of children's books published, including "Think of an Eel" (Walker Books), which won 5 prizes including the TES Junior Prize, and the "Flash Harriet" series for Hodder, as well as "Scarlette Beane" for OUP.

The Hidden Life Of Wolves

Author: Jim Dutcher
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426210124
Size: 77.62 MB
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The Hidden Life Of Wolves from the Author: Jim Dutcher. A photographic tribute to the authors' work as wolf caregivers and advocates documents their efforts with the Sawtooth Pack in Idaho and features a passionate argument for reintroducing and protecting wild wolves.

Wolves

Author: Anne Welsbacher
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736807883
Size: 20.72 MB
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Wolves from the Author: Anne Welsbacher. Describes wolves, their habits, where they live, their hunting methods, and how they exist in the world of people.

Ordinary Wolves

Author: Seth Kantner
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571318022
Size: 42.64 MB
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Ordinary Wolves from the Author: Seth Kantner. In the tradition of Jack London, Seth Kantner presents an Alaska far removed from majestic clichés of exotic travelogues and picture postcards. Kantner’s vivid and poetic prose lets readers experience Cutuk Hawcly’s life on the Alaskan plains through the character’s own words — feeling the pliers pinch of cold and hunkering in an igloo in blinding blizzards. Always in Cutuk’s mind are his father Ab,; the legendary hunter Enuk Wolfglove, and the wolves — all living out lives on the unforgiving tundra. Jeered and pummeled by native children because he is white, Cutuk becomes a marginal participant in village life, caught between cultures. After an accident for which he is responsible, he faces a decision that could radically change his life. Like his young hero, Seth Kantner grew up in a sod igloo in the Alaska, and his experiences of wearing mukluks before they were fashionable, eating boiled caribou pelvis, and communing with the native tribes add depth and power to this acclaimed narrative.

Wolves

Author: Mary K. Dornhoffer
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756505790
Size: 16.25 MB
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Wolves from the Author: Mary K. Dornhoffer. Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, origins, and endangered status of wolves.

Wolves

Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1575057484
Size: 46.27 MB
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Wolves from the Author: Sandra Markle. An introduction to the lives of wolves that focuses on how they hunt and how they raise their cubs.